Travel Seminar to Cuba - Columbia University

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Travel Seminar to Cuba AT THE END OF THE SPRING SEMESTER, 2017

"Professor Alexander Alberro led the seminar Directions in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art to Havana, Cuba, to present a symposium at Casa de Las Americas. The first day, after settling into our casas particulares (rooms in private homes), we went for a short tour through the neighborhood of Vedado with our guide for the weekend, Abel González Fernández, a curator and fixture in the local arts scene. After a dinner with some local artists introduced to us by Abel, we went to an opening at the gallery El Apartmento—so named because it is situated in a private apartment on the top floor of a residential building. Our second day in Havana was spent on an extensive guided tour of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, a tour of Havana Vieja, a trip to the famous Instituto Superior de Arte, and an exclusive look into the studio of Los Carpinteros. Some students took time away from the group to visit artists’ studios or local galleries. We spent the last day presenting final research papers at our symposium and toasting our hard work, an incredible trip, " by GWEN UNGER PhD Candidate

Grant travel  for eleven PhD Candidates supported by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA),


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